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Arma 3 Life Rules

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Arma 3 Life - Official Rules

**Rules may be regularly updated. Changes WILL be marked in RED**

Last Updated: 6/23/2017

 

Quick Links

Teamspeak - 104.153.105.2:23090

Discord

Staff Team Applications

 

Chain of Command

Project Lead

Project Manager

Head Administrator

Senior Administrator

Administrator

Moderator

Trial Staff

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Head of Support

Senior Support

Support Team

Support Team Trainee

 

 

Basic Rules - Teamspeak, Forums, and Game Server

  1. You MUST always follow the Chain of Command starting with the Support Team

  2. You must own a legal copy of Arma 3 in order to play on our server(s)

  3. Any form of cheating will result in the Permanent Removal from our server(s)

    1. This includes, but is not limited to;

      1. Unauthorized PBO’s or Mods

      2. Glitching or Exploiting

  4. Any form of abusive behavior towards other members or staff is strictly prohibited

    1. This includes, but is not limited to;

      1. Constant disrespect and/or harassment

  5. Racial Slurs, Racism, Homophobic Remarks, and/or Hate Speech are strictly prohibited

  6. You must have a clear and working microphone

  7. Trolling of any form is strictly prohibited

    1. This includes, but is not limited to;

      1. Mic Spamming

      2. Excessive Messaging and/or Poking

      3. Desync Ramming

  8. Advertising anything outside of Defcon Nations is strictly prohibited

  9. You must have a proper role-play name (First and Last) in order to join our server(s)

    1. Names such as the following are not considered Role-Play Names

      1. Itty Bitty Ditty Committee, KittyFox, Future, Ray Ray, Donald Trump, Bill Gates

    2. Names such as the following are considered Role-Play Names

      1. Dom Thomas, Tom Vinci, Caleb Petterson, Max Lancett

  10. English is required at all times in our server(s), teamspeak, and forums

  11. Your In-Game Name, and Teamspeak Name MUST be the same

  12. Administrators(+) have the final say in all decisions

    1. You may appeal on the Forums

 

Teamspeak Specific Rules

Support Channel Rules

  1. You must enter the correct channel for your specific needs

    1. Failure to do so will result in prolonging assistance

  2. You must respect our Support Staff at all times

  3. Remaining calm will ensure our Support Staff is able to properly assist you

In-Game Situation Room Rules

  1. You must come prepared with VALID evidence regarding your report

    1. This can include, but is not limited to;

      1. Screenshots, Video/Audio Recordings

        1. This will be determined on a Case-by-Case Basis

  2. You must respect all members, staff or otherwise at all times

    1. Disrespect towards the other party involved, or staff will not be tolerated and may result in your report being dropped

  3. Remaining calm will ensure our Staff Team is able to properly assist you

General Teamspeak Rules

  1. Channels that are marked [Knock], [DND], or [SDND] have their own specific rules on how to contact individuals inside them

    1. [Knock]

      1. Message or Poke the Channel Owner ONCE and await a response before entering

    2. [DND]

      1. Message the Channel Owner ONCE and await a response

    3. [SDND]

      1. Do NOT Message or Poke anyone in this channel

  2. Spam Messaging/Poking members, or staff is strictly prohibited

  3. Voice Changers are strictly prohibited In-Game, or in any Public Channel

  4. Your Teamspeak Name must match that of your Role-Play name

  5. Using Soundboards, or anything similar in order to interrupt or annoy other members is prohibited

Task Force Radio Rules (TFR)

  1. The use of Soundboards or anything similar when joining TFR in order to ‘Ear Rape’ individuals is strictly prohibited and may result in a temporary ban from the Game Server

  2. Do not Message or Poke anyone inside the TFR Channel

 

Forums Specific Rules

  1. The Shoutbox is not a Support Room, go to the Waiting for Support Channel in Teamspeak

  2. Do not Post/Reply to Player Reports that you are not apart of

 

Server and General Rules

  1. Side Chat is only to be used for Advertising Businesses/Services

    1. Do not use Side Chat to ‘Tweet’ or Communicate with other players under any circumstances

  2. You MUST value your life at all times

  3. Any form of violent exchange must have proper initiation/role-play beforehand

    1. Running up to someone and shooting them for no reason is considered RDM

      1. ‘Stop or Die’ or similar variations are not considered valid initiation or role-play

    2. Proper initiation/role-play is achieved by giving a valid demand while simultaneously issuing a threat

      1. “Put your hands up and drop your things or I’ll shoot” while giving a generous amount of reaction time (10 seconds)

        1. If they react within this time i.e. pulling a gun, you may also react

    3. You may not initiate from inside a vehicle

    4. Restraining someone is not considered initiation, you must give some form of proper role-play beforehand

  4. Initiation lasts for ten [10] minutes during an active situation

    1. Shooting into the air in order to continue a situation and prevent someone from being revived by EMS is considered FailRP

  5. Initiating on a Law Enforcement Officer does not mean you have initiated on over Law Enforcement Officer

    1. It only initiates you on the Officers involved and those responding to the situation

  6. You may not Holster or otherwise conceal an upholstered weapon during an active firefight

    1. Rifles may be moved to the back, but must remain visible

  7. Sexual Harassment of any form is strictly prohibited

    1. This includes, but is not limited to;

      1. Telling someone you will rape them

  8. Non-Donators / Non-Gang Members may not wear a gang/donator vest or gang/donator clothing

  9. You may not drive a Gang/Donator Vehicle unless you are apart of said Gang

  10. You cannot steal, wear, or use EMS clothing, vehicles, or equipment

  11. If arrested prior to a server restart you must return to the Sheriff’s Office for no less than ten [10] minutes upon the server returning

  12. You may not loot Dead Bodies

    1. This includes Rifles, Pistols, Ammo, etc.

    2. This does not include virtual items

  13. You may not tow a vehicle which reasonably could not be towed by the vehicle

    1. I.e. Towing a Renault Trailer with a Tow Truck

  14. You may not use a Vehicle as a weapon unless your life is being DIRECTLY threatened

  15. You may not leave the Map Borders for any reason whatsoever

  16. Logging out during an active Role-Play situation will be considered FailRP

  17. You are not allowed to bait police or groups/gangs

Bank Robbery Specific Rules

  1. No more than one [1] Bank Robbery may take place at any given time

  2. You can not perform a Bank Robbery until 30 minutes of Server Uptime have taken place

  3. You can not perform a Bank Robbery with 30 minutes of Server Uptime remaining

Jailbreak Specific Rules

  1. You can not perform a Jailbreak until 30 minutes of Server Uptime have taken place

  2. You can not perform a Jailbreak with 30 minutes of Server Uptime remaining

Hostage Specific Rules

  1. You MUST attempt negotiations

  2. A generous amount of time (10 seconds) must be given between negotiations being called off and a fire-fight ensuing

    1. You must be on ‘Yell’ when calling off negotiations

    2. There must be a valid reason for calling off negotiations

      1. Calling off negotiations simply to start a firefight is considered FailRP

Green Zone Specific Rules

Green Zones consist of the following areas and the twenty [20] meters surrounding them;

  1. ATM’s

  2. Banks (Void during a Bank Robbery)

  3. Civilian Spawns

  4. Garages

  5. NPC’s (Void during a Robbery)

  6. Rebel

The following are considered PERMANENT Green Zones and may not be Void at any time;

  1. Hospitals / EMS Stations

  2. Sheriff’s Offices

All of the aforementioned Green Zones are considered Void if you are initiated on outside of the twenty [20] meter radius and flee into one of them (Including Permanent Green Zones)

Law Enforcement Officer Specific Rules

  1. Members of the Sheriff Emergency Response Team and Detectives Unit may not sell weaponry

  2. You cannot taze people out of a vehicle that has a roof

EMS Specific Rules

  1. EMS are intended to be a Neutral Faction and may not take sides

    1. This is prioritizing revives on Faction

    2. This is NOT dialing 911 when witnessing a crime

  2. You can not Combat Revive

    1. This is reviving someone while shots are being fired

  3. Individuals revived by EMS are considered to be under EMS Custody until released

    1. They may NOT be restrained

    2. They may NOT disconnect or leave the area unless released from EMS Custody

  4. EMS may not be Corrupt at any time while On-Duty

  5. EMS may not commit ANY crime while On-Duty

  6. You may not initiate EMS while they are On-Duty

  7. EMS are the only Faction allowed to go ‘Double Life’ as a Civilian

Department of Justice Specific Rules

  1. These rules are specific to any member of the Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, and/or the District Attorney’s Office

  2. You may not sell DOJ equipment of any kind

  3. You must remain neutral/impartial

  4. You may not be Corrupt (Defined below)

    1. You may not skew a Court Case, Decision, Ruling, etc. to a part because you like/dislike them

    2. You may not sell, give away, or distribute government information

      1. This includes but is not limited to;

        1. Police Database Access

        2. Content within the Police Database

          1. Does not include Criminal records

        3. Answers to any Exam/Test

Group Specific Rules

  1. You may not have more than eight [8] members in an unapproved group or ‘Gang’

  2. Group Initiation is considered when

    1. You are all wearing the same clothing, AND

    2. You are within two-hundred [200] meters of the other members of the Group

Gang Specific Rules

  1. You may not have more than twenty [20] members in an approved Group or ‘Gang’

  2. You MUST wear your Gang vest at all times

  3. Gang Initiation follows the same rules as Group Initiation

  4. Gangs MUST have ALL members listed on their Gang Roster

    1. Failure to do so can and will result in a Gang Strike being issued

New Life Specific Rules

  1. You are considered to have a ‘New Life’ if you respawn after dying

    1. You can;

      1. Remember your friends

      2. Remember phone numbers

    2. You cannot;

      1. Remember the events that lead to your death

      2. Return to the situation the resulted in your death

      3. Remember the individuals that lead to your death

  2. You are NOT considered to have a ‘New Life’ if you were revived after dying

    1. You can;

      1. Remember everything you remembered before dying

    2. You cannot;

      1. Reinitiate in the situation that lead to your death

        1. This includes restraining or zip tying  individuals involved in the situation

 

Basic Definitions

  • RDM (Random Deathmatching)

    • Killing someone without valid RP/Initiation

  • VDM (Vehicular Deathmatching)

    • Killing someone with a vehicle

  • Metagaming

    • Using information outside of the Game Server to learn things within the Game Server

      • This includes but is not limited to;

        • Skype, Discord, Slack, Steam

  • FailRP

    • Failure to properly Role-Play within the Game Server

  • OOC (Out of Character)

    • Going Out of Character at any point while in the Game Server

 

Punishment Policy

The following Punishment Policy is considered a recommendation to the Staff Members handling your situation/report. This is by no means an extensive punishment list and is not the ONLY punishment that Staff may give you for the following violations.

The items listed under each offense are the First, Second, Third, and Fourth (when applicable) Offense recommendations.

 

RDM / VDM / FailRP / OOC

10 Warning Points and/or 5 Day Ban

10 Day Ban

Permanent Removal from the Game Server(s)

 

Glitching / Exploiting

10 Warning Points AND 5 Day Ban

10 Day Ban

Permanent Removal from the Game Server(s)

 

Police / EMS / DOJ / Gang / Group Violation

10 Warning Points AND 1 Day Ban

7 Day Ban

Permanent Removal from the Game Server(s)

 

Metagaming

15 Warning Points AND 1 Day Ban

7 Day Ban

Permanent Removal from the Game Server(s)

 

Excessive Disrespect / Racism

10 Warning Points and/or 5 Day Ban

10 Day Ban

Permanent Removal from the Game Server(s)

 

Green Zone Violation

10 Warning Points and/or 2 Day Ban

7 Day Ban

14 Day Ban

Permanent Removal from the Game Server(s)

 

Combat Logging

10 Warning Points AND 5 Day Ban

10 Day Ban

Permanent Removal from the Game Server(s)

 

Looting Dead Bodies

10 Warning Points and/or 2 Day Ban

7 Day Ban

14 Day Ban

Permanent Removal from the Game Server(s)

 

New Life Rule Violation

10 Warning Points and/or 2 Day Ban

7 Day Ban

Permanent Removal from the Game Server(s)

 

Side Chat Abuse / Spam

Verbal Warning

Server Kick

10 Warning Points AND 2 Day Ban

 

Forum Violation

5 Warning Points

15 Warning Points

Moderated Content (Permanently)

 

 

Changelog

 

REMOVED:

  • You are not allowed to have more than two [2] snipers during any given situation

    • This is true for Police and/or Gangs

  • Gangs may not Ally each other

Edited by Vincent Patriarca (see edit history)

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